Friday, July 2, 2010

Ravioli lasagna!

Who doesn't love lasagna?

Who has the time to make it? :)

My girlfriend gave me this recipe and it instantly became one of our favorite dishes. My love grew for it when I realized how easy it was to freeze and take to new mama's. (Along with some frozen garlic bread and a salad.)

I hope you enjoy!

What you need: (Quantities depending on how much you would like to make)

bag of frozen meat filled ravioli
Jar sauce
Mozzarella shredded cheese

Lightly cover the bottom of your dish with some olive oil. (To avoid sticking)

Place a layer of the meat filled ravioli on the bottom of the pan.

Cover with sauce and then cheese.


Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Works For Me Wednesday: Firecracker hats and 4th of July drums!

This week my kids started to get that crazy look in their eyes. The one that says " I'm bored and I plan on entertaining myself by jumping on your last, dangling nerve."

You know the look.

So we busted out some craft supplies, invited over some friends and got down to business.

First we made firecracker hats. These were a big hit and use almost anything you have lying around the house!

Firecracker Hat

Take 2 sheets of newspaper, opened and fold the bottom two times. (You can make the width to fit your little ones head.) Cover the folded bottom part with tissue paper, construction or scrap booking paper and secure with glue stick or tape. Have your kids decorate it with pom poms, stickers and anything else you can find!

Turn the newspaper over so that the decorated side is on the table. Paint red and white strips or blotches covering the back of the newspaper. Let dry.

When completely dry, cut from the top to middle of paper in sections.

Wrap around your child's head and tape to fit.

Patriotic Drum

Take an old coffee can with lid and cover with any type of paper you would like. (We left ours long at the bottom so that we could have some funky fringe.)

Paint, sticker, decorate any way you would like!

Make two slits with a sharp knife in the lid. Thread wrapping ribbon through, making knots on the inside to secure.

Take a wooden spoon (I got a 4 pack at the dollar store.) and let your little one decorate that as well.

Happy 4th of July !!!
For great WFMW ideas, visit We are That Family!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Menu Plan Monday: Happy 4th!

Happy 4th y'all!!! I always get excited to see our family and have great food. My wonderful sister-in-law introduced me to a great side dish to take to summer get together's. Its called cowboy beans and its delicious! (I have included the recipe at the bottom.) I hope you all have a wonderful Holiday!!!

Monday: Ravioli lasagna (easy recipe tomorrow!!!) spinach salad, garlic rolls

Tuesday: BBQ chicken, grilled asparagus, scalloped potatoes

Wednesday: Leftover buffet- you can have it....if I don't have to cook it!

Thursday: Tomato, basil and mozzarella panini, rosemary potatoes, sauteed snap peas

Friday: Pizza Night!

Saturday: BBQ chicken wraps (leftover chicken, lettuce, cheddar cheese and ranch dressing in a wheat tortilla.) Chips

Sunday: Cookout- ribs, coleslaw, potato salad, greens, cowboy beans. (recipe below)

Cowboy Beans

1 lb. ground beef
1 onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1 (14-1/2 oz.) can kidney beans, drained
1 (14-1/2 oz.) can pork & beans
1 (15 oz.) can tomato sauce
3/4 c. brown sugar, packed
2 tsp. white vinegar
2 tsp. mustard

Brown beef with onion and green pepper in a 12" skillet; drain. Add remaining ingredients: simmer for 15 minutes. Place in a slow cooker: heat on low for 3 hours.